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Applied Functional Materials
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Open Access Research Paper
 AFM 2022/09
Vol.2, Iss.3 : 12-23
https://doi.org/10.35745/afm2022v02.03.0002

Clinical Significance of Accurate Transfer of Provisional Resin-Based to Permanent Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramic Dental Restorations


Evangelos Ximinis1, Maria Tsiafitsa2, Olga Naka1 and Dimitrios Dionysopoulos2*

1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Received:July 19, 2022; Revised:August 10, 2022; Accepted:August 19, 2022; Published:September 30, 2022
Abstract:
Smile reconstruction is, yet, a challenging procedure for dental practitioners. A stable and satisfactory aesthetic result demands a meticulous procedure, which involves many clinical and laboratory steps. The purpose of this article is to present a case of aesthetic reconstruction in the anterior region with a successful 14-year recall. A 40-year-old female patient came to the dental clinic complaining about her smile appearance. Lithium disilicate glass-ceramic full-coverage restorations for the six upper anterior teeth were the selected treatment plan for this case. The key to this successful result was the used therapeutic methodology, where the characteristics of the provisional restorations were copied to the final restorations. In this article, the therapeutic methodology is presented step by step and all the clinical and laboratory steps are explained thoroughly. The patient has visited the dental clinic annually as arecall visit. The final result from the 14-year recall visit revealed that the aesthetic result was stable, the restorations were intact and there were no signs of gingival infection or dental decay. Consequently, the presented therapeutic methodology leads to a successful and long-term result.

Keywords:  Aesthetic reconstruction, Lithium disilicate glass ceramics, Composite provisional restorations, Treatment plan

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*Corresponding author; e-mail: ddionys@dent.auth.gr


Citation:Ximinis, E.; Tsiafitsa, M.; Naka, O.; Dionysopoulos, D.Clinical Significance of Accurate Transfer of Provisional Resin-Based to Permanent Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramic Dental Restorations. Applied Functional Materials 2022, 2, 12-23. https://doi.org/10.35745/afm2022v02.03.0002

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